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the mother that led them to build a criminal case against her. >> reporter: a source with san francisco police told me today the mother was on cocaine when she gave birth. two officers helped save that child's life. we requested interviews but they aren't talking. mean time the community is rallies around the newborn baby. >> reporter: the 39-year-old san francisco woman will be charged with one felony, cruelty to a child and one misdemeanor, the mother gave birth wednesday morning on the street and knocked on the door at this church for help. her son wasn't breathing and two san francisco police police officers drove the child to the hospital, giving him cpr along the way. >> terrible situation. but it may turn out all right. >> reporter: 5 members have donated money for the newborn baby. >> people saw the newscast and they decided the baby needed help. it is just god blessing that kid. >> reporter: the church will use the donation to buy depers, formula and -- diapers, formula and toys. police say the child will not be going back with the mother who was incooperative during the invest
just a few hours later. reporting live in san francisco, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> there are new developments tonight in the unusual case of a man and woman found bound and gagged in the middle of a san francisco street. david stevenson is live in san francisco where he learned more today about what happened to those two people before they were dumped out on the road david. >> the case stretches from san francisco but there's no clear motive. >> a warning for reporters to stay away hung outside a home this afternoon. it's where suspects tried to destroy evidence. >> this is a very disturbing case. it's a case that reads almost like a movie script. >> san francisco prosecutors today charged the 21 year old and 24 year old and 31 year old with murder and assault. investigators is a the group, along with 22 year old maryann assaulted 26 year old steven reid and believed to be 18 to 19 years old at the home sunday night. prosecutors said they were bound and gagged and reid shot in the neck. reid died later at san francisco general hospital. >> it was not a random ac
. >> reporter: this san francisco school has long kept posted the rules it hopes that will keep students safe but today other grade levels are looking at campus security. >> reporter: as students enjoyed a break, officials were busy reviewing their emergency plans in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> pull kids out of the hallway, lock doors, stay away from windows, wait for law enforcement. >> reporter: the focus on security isn't limited to elementary school students. >> every school age and every developmental age is different for how you address this. >> reporter: they expected some students to be too upset to take finals today. >> wasn't any heavy absence today and when they got oo home room -- to home room there were more teachers open. >> reporter: the school increased security in the halls along with security guards that front door. administrators they none of the students have come in for counseling. >> but we openly extend our doors to the students and remind staff they could refer students if they see red flags. >> reporter: washington high school officials s
of the masacre and for the community of newtown. >>> a handful of people also gathered in san francisco's golden gate park today to reflect on the connecticut tragedy. an informal vigil was held there this morning. some people wrote notes to the victims and others simply cried. >> i haven't met them, but it doesn't mean they are not my neighbors, doesn't mean they are not people i don't love. >> organizers said they wanted to provide a place for people to come together and share their deep sense of sorrow. >>> people have been posting their thoughts and condolences on our facebook page. mary writes, 26 families now live the rest of their lives in grief and nothing anyone can say or do can change the pain that they all have in their hearts. >> you can post your condolences on our facebook page. just search for ktvu channel 2. >>> we are learning new details about adam lanza, the man police say is responsible for the school shooting. this photo we're about to show you of the 20-year-old was released today. state police say three guns were used in the shooting. cnn reports lanza had access to at le
are likely to continue as long as the rain continues. today at san francisco international airport a holiday homecoming was better than a visit from santa. arm whyy pfc is home for christmas. >> his hair is longer than last time i saw him. that's good. he looks good. >> reporter: austin's flight was delayed more than an hour. his family and friends didn't mind waiting. you didn't know they were going to be here? >> no. it's nice to be home. >> reporter: the soothing sounds are meant to calm the chaos of holiday travel. the average delay at sfo is an hour to an hour and a half. it's the wind that's really slowing things down. >> we're taking off and landing about 180 degrees different than how we normally do it. that does add to the delays. >> reporter: to that 90 cancellations today. and it's the perfect storm. 130,000 people will pass through this airport today. s that's a lot of baggage. which black bag is yours? >> i don't see it. i'm still looking for it. >> reporter: when it's likely your last christmas at home before being deployed. >> to be here now with them at this time of year is r
the pacifica region. right around san francisco, right around sausalito. as we expand our view not as much coverage here. earlier in the afternoon into the evening hours reports of light rain. right around the clover dale area approaching the middletown and the clear lake region. rain showers report. not only in the form of rainfall but in the form of snow. you can see those yellows actually the pinks and the whites indicating light snow pushing into the region. that's how cold this weather system is. the coming up how much rainfall you can expect in your neighborhood. the time of the heaviest downpours and the part of the weekend that will be dry. >>> three homicides in the span of two hours. the violence comes three hours after the city plans a new plan. noelle walker has what one person says about the new plan. >> reporter: some here in oakland are wondering what one man can do here. three overnight homicides on the streets of east oakland, one of the city's toughest areas it happened in the span of just three hours. crime scene technicians were still gathering evidence this afternoon a
. how are we doing for rainfall? what you will see here are a couple cities, santa rosa, san francisco, san jose, impressive when you look at santa rosa, 172% of average. 143 in san francisco. last year at this time they were doing 50, 30% of average. we are doing really well. what is happening now? we are watching this area. it will move through the area as we get into tomorrow. most of the showers will start later in the day. not as heavy rain. not as much wind but there will be showers. i will tell you when it starts and ends and what you can expect. >> thank you. >> video, a driver had to be plucked after his truck was surrounded by raging waters near livermore. a chp helicopter crew was called into rescue the man. you can tell it was dark. the chopper hovered over the truck to make the rescue. this happened about 9:00 last night. he was stranded in a creek. it was there for 2 hours. the pilot rested the left skid on the truck and the man was pulled aboard and was treated for hypothermia. >>> crews spend today looking for a drunk driver who disappeared after jumping into the creek.
at a san francisco branch of wells fargo this morning. 60 people who lost their homes stormed the bank on third street. they are part of the occupy our homes movement. police escorted the protesters out of the bank. wells fargo says tomorrow and saturday they will grant $5 million in down payment assistance for those who qualify. >>> police are looking for the driver of a vehicle who hit and killed a pedestrian and drove away. it happened wednesday night around 5:45 p.m. investigators say the victim was crossing the street when he was struck by a dark colored suv or van. police say the vehicle continued south dound -- continued south bound. the victim's identity is being wealth held. >>> investigators say a man who died last night after a fight at a homeless encampment was strangled to death. he was fighting with another transient before he died. a autopsy revealed that cause of death. he was booked into county jail on suspicion of murder and being held on $1 million bail. >>> investigators make a break in a case of a string of tollbooth robberies. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us live fr
that deadly christmas day tiger attack at the san francisco zoo. ktvu's david stevenson reports on how the victim's family is coping and how that attack led to major changes at the zoo. >> reporter: at the san francisco zoo, holiday lights drape a statute of tatiana. five years ago, she climbed the fence and attacked two. the three men brothers paul and colbert and their friend 17- year-old carlos suza junior provoked and teased the tiger. suza died of his injuries. the daliwall and suza families received a pay out from the zoo. >> they realized the zoo was not going to hand them a payday because they felt that tatiana had been wrongly killed. >> reporter: today there's an electrified fence, a taller wall and a new tiger. we spoke to carlos suza's father this afternoon just after he visited his son's grave site. >> the scar is always going to be there. >> reporter: suza says he doesn't hold any garages against the zoo. >> the positive thing that came out of this the zoo is safer now and people could go there knowing that their children are going to be safe. >> in san francisco, david s
. >>> release at the pumps. gas prices dropped 7 cents. san francisco has the highest local price at $3.71 a gallon. oakland $3.59. and in san jose $3.57. stocks ended the day on a upnote. the dow is up 14 to 13,169. the nasdaq is up 8 at 2,986. the s&p is up 0.48 at 1,418. 346 no signs the white house or speaker of the house john boehner are getting closer to reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. john boehner says last week's offer stands and it doesn't include higher tax rates on the wealthy. the white house says there can't be a deal without the increase. >> people are disgusted at the notion of a fiscal cliff took their feelings to the streets today. [ singing ] >> 75 protesters rallied downtown at noon and the raging grannies sang. the demonstration was organized by the american dream counsel and moveon.org. they are asking the public to contact john boehner. >> we are focusing our rally on john boehner and asking him to pay attention to what is good for the country instead of protecting himself. >> the group says they will target any lawmaker who tries to cut a deal over the
power tonight. >>> a live look at san francisco. the wet weather is gone for now but more is expected tomorrow. coming up at 6:18 p.m. our chief meteorologist bill martin tells us which areas will get hit the hardest. >>> oakland police arrested a suspect in a brutal attack of a teen girl with autism who was founds severely beaten. the victim's father said police arrested a 36-year-old man. the 16-year-old victim walked away from the youth center last tuesday. she was found two days later on a muni bus. her father also believes she was sexually assaulted. >> by looking at my daughter, i know what happened. i know what happened. the police know what happened but the police aren't discussing it with me. >> police confirmed the arrest but not releasing any other details. >>> school was locked down after gunfire broke out after 11:30 a.m. this morning. the lock down was lifted about 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. a school district spokesman said police said they happen investigating a home invasion. police detained one person. >>> another school was locked down after police were called to the
in san francisco joined the debate about gun control. . >>> good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen nailer. >> i'm david stevenson. heather and ken are off tonight. heavy rain pounded the bay area overnight, as another winter storm rolled through the region. and while the wet weather haslet up a bit, it's still causing problems for people and businesses. we have live team storm watch coverage tonight. meteorologist mark take maya is tracking the conditions, but we begin with christien kafton, live at san francisco airport where holiday travelers are dealing with the delays. >> reporter: that's right. take a look at the big board. we checked with duty manager and there are a few delays up on the board, delays about an hour at this point due to the wet weather. passengers are hoping for a break in the weather. at times today, the rain pounded down, forcing people to scramble for over. oakland's farmers market is open, rain or shine, depending on the foot traffic. farmers here have even more reason to watch the skies. >> we need the rain for our crops and for our apples, but
model. >>> continuing coverage on the battle to bare it all in san francisco. hours ago the board of supervisors pass add controversial ban on nudity prompting opponents of the measure to strip down in protest. david steyenson live from the city with how the district attorney plans to prosecute violators. >> reporter: the district attorney talked to us about what will happen when the ban takes effect on february 1. it includes a $100 teen for the first violation of the nudists are vowing to fight the ban. san francisco supervisors today finalize add ban on public nudity prompting a half dozen people to strip in the chambers. >> colleagues ask that we temporarily recess this meeting. >> this is amazing. we're leading a world battle against oppression. >> new ordinance group found complaints about an increasing number of nudists in the city's castro district. >> i gave this two years to run its course. it got more extreme. >> nudists call it a violation of their free speech rights and are taking the ordinance to court with some castro residents sympathetic to the cause. >> i have mi
reported armed robberies at the bridge in october and december of last year. >>> san francisco police this afternoon showed us some of the 900 electronic devices that they have confiscated after busting an auto burglary ring. police say the gadgets are worth about a half million dollars in all. look at this. they include more than 75 laptop, a hundred cell phones along with ipads and watches. police say car burglaries are up 16% this year in the city. >> be careful what you leave in plain view in your vehicles and obviously there is a secondary market for electronic devices or they wouldn't be taken in the numbers that they have been. >> investigators have arrested two 24-year-old brothers, victor and henry gam bow with an and 23-year-old an na. they are facing several charges now, including receiving stolen property. >>> the rain is tapering aufshgs but there is a lot of storm damage left behind. ktvu's mike is live now in marin county with the dangerous impact this latest wave of wet weather caused. mike. >> julie for one bay area family this recent storm hit a little bit too close
until about three this afternoon. >>> part of the great highway in san francisco is closed right now because of flooding. heavy rains left pools of standing water on the roadway closing portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works said there is no estimate yet for when those lanes will reopen. >>> as the bay area begins to dry out from a series of wipt storms, crews -- winter storms, crews begin the task of cleaning up the damage left behind. from falling trees in oak lapped to flooded streets in the city, crews are all over the area keeping busy. >> it's an older section of highway and it's been in need of some work for a long time, and the recent storms have made it worse. >> along with the cleanup today, crews are busy with maintenance work hoping to get the job done before the next rain, which is expected some time friday. >>> a young woman charged with hitting and killing a grandmother at san francisco's twin peaks made her first court appearance today. david stevenson has more on the judge's actions as well as concerns about people
until tuesday. scenes like this one in san francisco played out across the country this evening. >>> other leaders reacting throughout the day about this shooting. both of california senators were quick to send out statements this first one from senator dianne feinstein. she said quote i am horrified and incensed by today's tragedy in connecticut. these massacres don't seem to stop, they continue on and on. and governor barbara boxer says, this touches us all so deeply. and it is long past time that we enacted sensible gun laws and school safety legislation. >>> whenever there's a tragedy like this the debate over gun control heats up. coming up in less than 10 minutes a look at this case and california laws when it comes to guns. >> we want to know go live to newton connecticut, maribel aber is there. it's a little after 9:00 in the evening. it's been a long and difficult day. maribel can you giver -- give us an idea of what's happening in the community right now. >> hi gasia and ken. >> reporter: it's definitely a somber mood right now. if you don't know newtown is about an h
. >> reporter: san francisco police are asking for help tracking three people in an armed robbery that was caught on video. it happened back in july. the video you're looking at here shows one man with a gun assaulting the victim. and a second man running up behind him. now police say that the video you're looking at here is of their get away car driven by a third system. anyone with information is asked to contact san francisco police. >>> the suspected killer of sierra lamar is expected to be arranged tomorrow. torrez is accused of attacking at two safeway stores. garcia torrez is also expected to enter a plea tomorrow in the la mar case. >>> a hayward woman displaced by a fire thinks someone was trying to kill both her and her 8-year-old son. someone threw a molotov cocktail right into the apartment on dixon street when crews arrived early this morning this is what they found. fire crews say the apartment burned for a while before people called for help. >> it may have been a 10 or 15 minute lapse before someone actually called 911. >> fire investigators say they found an acce
saturday night. >> we have to pray. >> reporter: he is one of 67 homicide victims in san francisco so far this year, compared to 50 last year. in an effort sparked by gun violence in the connecticut school shootings they took aim at bullets. they are proposing legislation, making it illegal for non- police officers to have hollow point bullets like this one. >> to ammunition that has been designed for military use has no reason to be on our streets. >> reporter: the second proposal, any gun dealer notify police of anyone who buys more than 500 rounds of ammo at one time. >> track the people, and frequency of purchase. >> reporter: the manager doubt the efforts will reduce violence. >> it will restrict those that need the tools to defend themselves when the police aren't present. >> keep the kids safe. >> reporter: the board of supervisors is expected to take up the proposals next month and police chief announced all police officers will be retrained in the tactics of school safety. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> officials fined 12 hospitals for failures that caused or
people were treated. >>> san francisco woman who was arrested in connection with the death of her daughter has been released from jail. the girl was found lying on a sidewalk and died at the hospital. the mother, 46-year-old heidi heidelberg was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment. the district attorney said he she was released and faces no charges pending further investigation. >>> authorities are working to identify the body of a man found in a storage area following a fire. firefighters were called at 1:15 a.m. this morning. crews found the body in the storage area after they put out the fire. police say the death does not appear suspicious. >>> in oakland crews attacked flames from a burning truck. it was reported after midnight. the flames spread to a building causing significant damage. a security guard was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation. the truck was reported stolen. >>> jerry hill is proposing a lot to limit the way the public utilities commission spends money. he wants a law that would prohibit the cpuc from giving out rate payer dollars to found
it means for our state. we begin with mike in san francisco. >> ken, if the supreme court had denied review, same sex couples would be getting married here as early as next week. we know that's not the case because the supreme court has said they will hear arguments. >> today at city hall t confidence level of all of us is high. >> city attorney who joinsed the battle against prop eight said he's excited about the challenge. >> come summertime we're l we'll be on the right side of history. >> supporters say the court order gives them a chance at a fair hearing. >> these bad judges in california, they have to be overruled and corrected and i'm very pleased what the supreme court has said that they'll take the face the high court's announcement comes at a time when the public opinion appears to be changing. after the election, nine states have authorized same sex marriage. still at issue are benefits but the supreme court says they will also determine whether the government can deny benefits they took a federal case and a state case, it's going to be the big constitutional questio
. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a three month ouch reach effort launched in san francisco aimed at customers borrowed. the program is part of an agreement to settle a lawsuit against the company. >> we will do what we need to do to make sure the people who are entitled a refund will get one. >> check and go acknowledged no wrong doing but agreed to pay more than $4 million. refunds will range from $20 to $4,500. >>> there may be fewer classrooms when students return. police say copper thieves disabled the wiring for a half dozen classrooms. >> ken wayne is live now. >> reporter: what the thieves did was go to the back of this campus. in the dark to do their work out of sight. that was the plan. >> reporter: not one. not two. but this act of vandalism was repeated on a half dozen classrooms. >> we first received reports on the night of christmas from security guards indicating they had buildings that were tampered with. >> reporter: he says again last night security was on patrol and this time they caught someone. police say he was taken into custody. >> he had tools consistent w
.m. to 8:00 a.m. those areas, basically the entire bay area except san francisco under a freeze warning or frost advisory. 43 in napa. we're going to look at the forecast, overnightless for your neighborhood. >> now to cara where the freeze warning is in effect tonight. >> reporter: here at san rafael fire station, firefighters are on standby. they have access to high powered water vacuums in case anybody's pipes burst overnight they can help with flood control. at north bay animal hospital owners are being reminded to keep pets warm. >> just like humans, elderly president pets and puppies are at higher risk. >> reporter: vet tech recommends bringing animals indoors. if that's not impossible. >> i like heated pet beds. i have clients that keep their animals in the garage. those work well to keep them warm. especially older pets that can be really hard on their joints. >> reporter: sunny side nursery was busy with folks trying to protect their garden. >> got a large orange tree with a lot of fruit on it right now and a lemon tree. and has fruit on it as well. the freezes are not good. i'
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